[Snort-users] logging error when tring to start Snort

Lopez, Javier JLopez at ...7005...
Fri Sep 27 15:19:03 EDT 2002

I have Snort 1.8.7 installed on a Win 2000 professional with mysql 3.23.52
When I try to run Snort I get the following error after snort goes through
the startup process it finds the mysql database and tables but I get the
following error 

Initializing Preprocessors!
Initializing Plug-ins!
Initializating Output Plugins!

Initializing rule chains...
database: compiled support for ( mysql odbc )
database: configured to use mysql
database:          user = xxxxx
database: database name = xxxxxx
database:          host = x.x.x.x
database:   sensor name =

database:     sensor id = 1
database: schema version = 105
database: using the "log" facility
1239 Snort rules read...
1239 Option Chains linked into 117 Chain Headers
0 Dynamic rules

Rule application order: ->activation->dynamic->alert->pass->log
[!] ERROR: Can not get write access to logging directory "log".
(directory doesn't exist or permissions are set incorrectly
or it is not a directory at all)

Fatal Error, Quitting..

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